The Best Clean-Cooking Oils

We unveil the best oils for all your clean-cooking needs, from fats for roasting meats and vegetables to finishers you can drizzle over salad dressings and desserts.
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We unveil the best oils for all your clean-cooking needs, from fats for roasting meats and vegetables to finishers you can drizzle over salad dressings and desserts.
Good Fats

Clean Eating stands behind minimally processed oils such as extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) and coconut oil rather than processed, refined vegetable oils. Here’s a primer to some of our favorite go-tos:

1. LOW-HEAT OIL
Slow-roasted, lightly filtered and bold flavored, La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil is a good source of zinc, magnesium and vitamins A and E. $17, latourangelle.com

2. THE REAL DEAL
Containing 30% more disease-fighting polyphenols than any other EVOO, Olitalia Trenta +30 Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from specially selected olive trees in Italy and Spain. $17, olitalia.com

3. ALGAE GOODNESS
Don’t let the name fool you – Thrive Culinary Algae Oil is a monounsaturated fat with a neutral taste and the capacity to sear, sauté or bake up to 485°F. $15, thrivealgae.com for where to buy

4. ALL-AROUND OIL
Rich in vitamin E and the heart-protective plant sterol known as beta-sitosterol, Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil boasts a smoke point of 500°F. $13, chosenfoods.com

5. BUTTER UP
With Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Organic Coconut Oil, you get all the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) of coconut oil but with a dairy-free buttery flavor that’s sourced from botanical extracts. $14.50 per 16 oz, barleans.com for where to buy

6. HABITAT FRIENDLY
Sustainably made in Ecuador, Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil has a rich texture that makes it ideal for soups, sautés and sauces. $10 per 15 oz, nutiva.com